Want to Sleep Better? 1 of 3 Tips
This is not medical advice. Please see a medical professional.
I don’t have time for sleep deprivation. I simply can not tolerate it–Not. One. Bit. Feeling tired is a complete catastrophe and I can never handle it.
(Please read the HEAVY exaggeration and hyperbole for effect.)
Oftentimes, it’s the error of thinking that we cannot handle being overtired that triggers a cycle of sleep struggles.
We get caught up thinking, “Oh, great. I’m not asleep yet. I only have X number of hours left and that’s going to mean that I won’t be sharp in that meeting, and surely my colleagues will notice, and then I’ll have to play catch-up…”
We overestimate what might happen if we don’t sleep well, and then we assume that it would be a catastrophe and we don’t have what it takes to handle it.
It’s exhausting just writing about it.
1. I’d like to sleep well tonight, but it’s not the end of the world if I don’t sleep as well as I’d like.
2. I don’t need to fret; I’m an adult who can handle feeling over-tired.
3. I’ve chosen to get less sleep for less-worthy occasions. (Think about that one concert you attended on a weeknight.) If I handled it then, I can handle it now.
Next tip: Prep Your Nightstand for a Good Night’s Sleep